Welcome to the BUS-123, Introduction to Investments, Textbook
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Introduction to Investments: A Free Manual for Building Wealth
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After much weeping and gnashing of teeth: Pressbooks Generated Cover
First stab at LibreTexts. Pretty darned good! Excellent web-based
version but still have to see what the finished PDF/EPUB/textbook looks like.
Introduction to Investments: LibreTexts.org
After fighting with InDesign for many hours, it finally is starting to look good.
However, it is just so damned complicated that I think I am
going to work with LibreTexts and revisit InDesign later.
Or maybe I can find a graphics artist who could make the book look professional.
Introduction to Investments: InDesign Version
(Psst. It looks better if you open it in Adobe Acrobat and ask for [Two Page] view.
Introduction to Investments
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The material is then transferred to LibreTexts.org.
Forward: Open Educational Resources (OER) - This Book is Free to Read
Preface: Welcome to Introduction to Investments
Part 1: Introduction
Chapter 1: Introduction, Overview, and Risk versus Return
Chapter 2: Mutual Funds: Investments for the Masses
Part 2: Stocks, also known as Equities
Chapter 3: Introduction to Stocks
Chapter 4: Fundamental Analysis: Valuation Models
Chapter 5: Fundamental Analysis: Financial Statements and Ratio Analysis
Chapter 6: Market Efficiency Theory: Who Can Beat the Market?
Chapter 7: Technical Analysis: Reading Squiggles on a Computer Screen
Part 3: Bonds, also known as Fixed Investments
Chapter 8: Introduction to Bonds
Chapter 9: Bond Yields and Valuations
Chapter 10: Hybrid Securities: Preferred Stock and Convertibles Securities
Part 4: Portfolio Management
Chapter 11: Portfolio Diversification and Asset Allocation
Part 5: Speculating, also known as Trading, better described as Gambling
Chapter 12: Options Contracts
Chapter 13: Futures Contracts
Chapter 14: Buying on Margin and Selling Short
Chapter 15: Precious Metals, Art, and Collectibles
Chapter 16: Cryptocurrencies
Part 6: Miscellaneous Topics in Investing Including Real Estate
Chapter 17: Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Chapter 18: Brokerages, Account Types, and Annuities
Chapter 19: Starting a Business - The Ultimate Investment
Addendum A: Internal Rate of Return and Net Present Value
Addendum B: The Famous BetterInvesting.org Stock Selection Guide (SSG)
About Introduction to Investments and the Authors
Southwestern College Investment Club -- All Are Welcome!
Bibliography - Books to Read
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